Mick Wilz, Sur-Seal

Congratulations to our strategic planning client, Sur-Seal, who stepped out of the box and earned a profile in a New York Times article, titled “Don’t Just Talk About Change, Show It” showcasing their newly created visual workplace. Here’s a little background:

In 2009, as part of a strategic plan, we decided to change our factory layout, which involved moving around our work groups. Rather than simply tell our employees about the plan, I decided to show them. I brought in my children’s Lego blocks and figures and arranged them into a model of our current factory floor. I even matched each Lego figure to a worker. Then I started to change the arrangement to simulate the new design.

Feel free to read on to learn more from the article, or click here to watch a video about them winning the Association for Manufacturing Excellence Award!